ᑭᒃᑰᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓚᐅᒃᑭ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ

ᖃᔪᖅᑐᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᓐᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᖃᖅᑐᓂᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ.

2021 ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ

ᐱᐊᑦ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ

Lawyer

ᐱᐊᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕇᕋᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᔾᔪᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᔅᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒻᒥᔪᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᓂᐊᕐᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐳᐊᑎᑭᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᓪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ. ᐱᐊᑦ ᓂᕿᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᓴᓐᖏᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᓕᒃ, ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᒥᓃᓪᓗ ᐱᔪᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᓂᑦ.

Jessie Hale

Editor

Jessie began volunteering with Qajuqturvik shortly after she moved to Iqaluit in November 2019. She also volunteers with Frontier College and Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line and is one of the cofounders of Nunavut Theatre Company. Jessie works in educational resource development and spends her free time reading, cooking for friends, and walking her dog.

ᐊᒦᓕᐊ ᕋᔭᓚ

Occupational Therapist

ᐊᒥᓕᐊ ᖁᔪᖅᑐᕐᕕᒻᒦᖃᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᖓᓂ 2015−ᒥᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓄ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ. ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ (ᐸᓐᓂᖅᑑᒥ, ᑭᓐᖓᕐᓂᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒻᒥᓪᓗ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂ) ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒪᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ. ᕚᓐᑰᕗᒦᓐᖔᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᖅᑖᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᑕᒥ. ᓴᓐᖏᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᐅᑉ ᐅᑉᐱᕆᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕿᖃᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ.

ᑭᒻᐳᓕ ᐅᐊᐃᑦ

Social Worker

ᑭᒻᐳᓕ ᐅᐊᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᐊᑲᐃᓐᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐋᒡᒌᔅᓯᒥ 2017−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᓪᓚᕆᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᔪᓚᐃᒥ 2018−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᕿᒫᕕᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓂᓪᓗ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᑲᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑎᓂ 2008−ᒥᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓚᒋᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓕᖅᑐᖅ.

Jane Tagak

Former Teacher

Jane has lived most of her life in Nunavut, currently residing in Iqaluit. She is a retired teacher and has volunteered with QCFC for many years

Eva Tache-Green

Lawyer

Eva loves food for its ability to bring people together and build communities. She believes that food security is a human right and looks forward to working with others at QCFC to continue improving dignified access to food for all Nunavummiut. Eva enjoys eating, cooking, and sharing recipes. She is an appellate lawyer at Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik in Iqaluit.

ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎ

ᕋᐃᑦᓱᓪ ᕙᓚᐃ

Executive Director

Rachel has worked in the education and arts fields in Nunavut for 4 years. She is passionate about food sovereignty, food literacy, and investigating how food intersects with identity. Rachel believes that connections, friendships, and movements can begin with a shared meal.

ᓈᓐᓯ ᒪᒃᐲ

Food Access Coordinator

ᓈᓐᓯ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᓯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓂᖅᑎᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓐᓇᒍ. ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᓂᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑐᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᑦᑎᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᓗ ᑰᖃᕐᕕᒻᒥ.

Joshua Mark

Food Access Coordinator

Born and raised in Iqaluit, Josh enrolled in our pre-employment training program in 2019. Soon after graduating, Josh was hired as a Program Assistant where his culinary skills continued to grow. Josh now holds the position of Food Access Coordinator. 

ᐅᐃᑦ ᑐᐊᕼᐊᖕ

Finance Officer

ᐅᐃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᔪᖅᑐᕕᒻᒧᑦ 2014−ᒥᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᑦᑕᓕᖅᑯᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᔅᓯᕙᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᐅᑭᐅᒐᓚᓐᓂᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᓂᑦ ᓄᐊᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕈᑦᑕᖅᑯᖅ 2018−ᒥ.

Saimo Kopalie

Program Assistant

Saimo has lived in Iqaluit all his life. He began coming to Qajuqturvik as a community member and soon began working in the kitchen. Saimo was one of our first training program participants and began working as a Program Assistant soon after graduating from the program.

Stamatis Papadopoulos

Food Skills Coordinator

Stamatis has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. He has experience creating and implementing training programs, organic supply chains and working directly with food producers. Stamatis has a diploma in culinary arts and loves connecting with others who share a passion for food.

Paul Atagoyuk

Program Assistant

Paul is a hunter who was born and raised in Iqaluit. Paul completed our pre-employment training program in 2021 and began working as a Program Assistant soon after. He loves to cook, hunt, camp, and create art.

Kenny Merkosak

Country Food Access Coordinator

Kenny is a hunter and has lived in Iqaluit for most of his life. After working at the mines for many years and hunting part-time, Kenny joined QCFC as our Country Food Access Coordinator. Kenny is an avid fisher and enjoys spending time out on the land with his family.

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ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᑭᑦ

ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓂᕆᕙᑦᑕᕗᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑦᑐᐃᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᓪᓚᕆᑉᐸᑦᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒻᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ. ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓯ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ: